Dutch Oven Campfire Nachos is a dinner idea I had. It’s a snack style dinner that is mostly loved by the younger generation. Nachos are great dinner for camping because they are very easy to make and it is a communal meal which everyone enjoys. It can be a great appetizer or a full meal depends on the quantity you make. Very little chance that anyone can screw this meal up so this is a perfect meal for novice dutch oven users. This meal can be customized endlessly. Don’t be afraid to try out different toppings and make your own modified recipes.
Dutch Oven Campfire Nachos
- 1 tablespoon neutral flavored oil
- 1/2 lb tortilla chips
- 1 7.75 oz can El Pato hot tomato sauce or equivalent
- 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
- 1 14.5 oz can black beans drained
- 1 large avocado cubed
- 4-5 green onions sliced
- handful of fresh cilantro chopped
- 1 small lime cut into wedges
Lightly oil the bottom of a large dutch oven, to prevent the nachos from sticking.
For the first layer, evenly spread 1/3 of the chips into the dutch oven, topped with 1/4 can El Pato, 1/4 can black beans, 1/4 cup cheese, and a handful of avocado, green onions, and cilantro. Repeat for the second layer.
For the third and final layer, use the remaining 1/3 portion of chips, 1/2 can El Pato, 1/2 can black beans, 1/2 cup cheese, and the remaining avocado, onion, and cilantro.
Cover the dutch oven and place on a metal grill over your campfire for about 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted. Serve with the lime wedges.
Photo by Flickr/Simon Doggett